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(The Daily Show)   Jon Stewart, that noted left-wing leader of the lamestream media, continues to do everything he can to make Republicans look bad. Wait, this just in...(touches earpiece)...he was critical of Obama? Over a serious issue?   (thedailyshow.com) divider line 128
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2012-10-02 11:53:26 AM  
It seems just like W. refused to utter the word mistake. Obama refuses to utter the word terrorist.
 
2012-10-02 11:55:27 AM  
Hmmm, still undecided. Where does Don Rickles stand on the issues?
 
2012-10-02 11:56:37 AM  

pdee: It seems just like W. refused to utter the word mistake. Obama refuses to utter the word terrorist.


...no matter how long you wait for him to with your dick in your hand.

farking sick
 
2012-10-02 11:57:38 AM  

Lando Lincoln: andrewagill: Uh, are we allowed to discuss the actual content of the video, rather than subby's headline?

While I don't think we need something as in-depth as the Warren Commission or the 9/11 Commission, I would like to see cabinet officials dragged in front of Congress to explain what we knew, when we knew it, how things went wrong, and how we can fix it in the future.

I suppose you could force your ambassadors to never leave the embassies, or force them to relegate their autonomy with their whereabouts.

That would be pretty counterproductive.


My suspicion is that we had some intelligence that the embassy was going to be attacked, or that an attack was planned in Benghazi but we didn't know where, or that we had a lot of `intelligence' from people we thought were crackpots (and may in fact be crackpots). We don't know. That's why we should ask people what happened.

As to why I think there might have been some intelligence regarding this, I'm extrapolating from what Hillary Clinton said, "The office of the director of National Intelligence has said we have no actionable intelligence that an attack on our post in Benghazi was planned or imminent." The DNI wouldn't have put the word actionable in there unless there was a reason.
 
2012-10-02 12:03:47 PM  
I get that the messaging hasn't been consistent amongst members of the administration, but I think the President has been trying to make a subtle distinction about the events in Libya. What he has said is that there was a peaceful protest over the anti-Muslim video and that a terrorist group took advantage of the situation to launch an attack that they had been planning. This can't be distilled down to a bumper-sticker phrase, nor should it be.
 
2012-10-02 12:04:10 PM  
I like to say Stewart is leftish, not leftist. It's not his fault the GOP provides far more writing material than the Dems do.
 
2012-10-02 12:07:18 PM  

Lando Lincoln: xanadian: This is what makes the current state of journalism so pathetic. A F*CKING COMEDIAN does a better job at journalism than "journalists."

I've seen my share of Daily Show / Colbert Report stuff that played loose with the actual facts of the matter, but they spun it in a funny way, so who really cares.


How is that statement different than other news sources? With the exception of I think it was NBC and the whole start of the Teabaggers with the anchor laughing his ass off on a live news broadcast.
 
2012-10-02 12:08:15 PM  
I will have unending dislike for any politician or media talking head who attempts to politicize the murders at the Libyan Consulate, particularly Sean Smith (hey, Glenn "Goonswarm is a CIA Front" Beck: find the biggest bag of dicks you can find and consume it).

I'm sure there were signs something might've been amiss, but in life, even with the best information and best analysts, you can't predict everything. Shiat happens, sometimes. It was a volatile place and even with some of the best people assigned there, they couldn't stop it.

The people there built a lot of close ties to a lot of people there, getting real-time human intelligence from people who knew the area, and it still happened. That should give you at least some perspective on how difficult some events are to predict.
 
2012-10-02 12:13:42 PM  

gilgigamesh: ITT: A lot of people who can't recognize obvious sarcasm.

 
I was thinking the same thing. Some folks here really need to adjust their sarcasm meter. The headline seems quite obvious, even doing the same thing Stewart does with touching his ear.  
 
And unlike some folks here, and you know who I'm talking about, at least subby can spell Jon's name correctly.
 
/ 10poundsoffail
 
2012-10-02 12:16:42 PM  

tuanortsa: This whole 'terror' issue seems like a big old non-issue


It kind of does. is that the magic word or something, where we react completely differently to the incident? People got killed, we know who attacked them, it was terrifying for the people there. Those people hate us and they'll kill us for pretty much any reason. is it "terrorism" or just an angry, organized, mob? Is it different if it's caused by a date, or a movie, or if I apply the magic word "terrorism" to it?
 
2012-10-02 12:19:50 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Hobodeluxe: TheLopper: tenpoundsofcheese: John does this once in a while to pretend that he is fair and balanced.
He did it with wiener gate once wiener finally confessed.

You said wiener twice.

and cheese is wrong. Jon covered it from day one. Way before a confession.

You are misleading

He covered the issue but at first defended wiener claiming it was not true and just a brietbart lie

He believed wieners lies because they were friends

He was one of the last to present the truth of the story.


You are full of shiat. I watched this story break and I remember Stewart raising an eyebrow to Wiener's version right from the start.
 
2012-10-02 01:26:27 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Hobodeluxe: TheLopper: tenpoundsofcheese: John does this once in a while to pretend that he is fair and balanced.
He did it with wiener gate once wiener finally confessed.

You said wiener twice.

and cheese is wrong. Jon covered it from day one. Way before a confession.

You are misleading

He covered the issue but at first defended wiener claiming it was not true and just a brietbart lie

He believed wieners lies because they were friends

He was one of the last to present the truth of the story.


lol if by "defended" you mean he said that pic couldn't have been from weiner because they used to swim together and weiner's weiner wasn't that big.

J0n was making fun of the story from day one, and not only was weiner a democrat, he was an old friend of J0ns.
 
2012-10-02 01:46:55 PM  

Hobodeluxe: actually all he criticized them on was not communicating with each other.
he was actually supportive of their not jumping the gun on calling it a terrorist act out of the gate.


Yup.

/That said, I also would like to note that, ffs, you people need to talk to each other. Preferably before putting someone who apparently doesn't get all the memos on the farking View.
//Seriously, don't embarrass yourselves in public...
 
2012-10-02 02:11:52 PM  
People are missing the point here. Days before his UN speech, the white house comes out and admits that they have reason to believe it was a planned terrorist attack. However, during the Presidents address to the UN he continued to tout the stupid Youtube video as the cause for the attack.

This is more than miscommunication....its outright lying.
 
2012-10-02 02:39:27 PM  

ScouserDuck: People are missing the point here. Days before his UN speech, the white house comes out and admits that they have reason to believe it was a planned terrorist attack. However, during the Presidents address to the UN he continued to tout the stupid Youtube video as the cause for the attack.

This is more than miscommunication....its outright lying.


That's not what he said. There's a video and a transcript you know.

"...There are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. There is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. There is no slander that provides an excuse for people to burn a restaurant in Lebanon, or destroy a school in Tunis, or cause death and destruction in Pakistan..."

The words are parsed very carefully.
 
2012-10-02 02:47:11 PM  
I read the transcript and there were a good 3 + paragraphs that talked about the video in a speech discussing the death of the ambassador. There was absolutely no reason for even bringing up the video but it had a prominent place right there in the middle of his speech when discussing the violence in Libya.
 
2012-10-02 03:15:49 PM  

ScouserDuck: I read the transcript and there were a good 3 + paragraphs that talked about the video in a speech discussing the death of the ambassador. There was absolutely no reason for even bringing up the video but it had a prominent place right there in the middle of his speech when discussing the violence in Libya.


I other words you are walking back your BS statement because Obama never blamed the Ambassador's murder on the video.

Was nobody killed at the German embassy? Was the Egypt embassy not attacked. Were there in fact no violent protests in over 20 Muslim Nations?

When Conservatives are in charge of international politics again you can fill your boots. Until then the same people who elected Dubya should shut their pie holes when the adults are dealing with a complicated international issue. If Fox News had insight into diplomacy they probably wouldn't be considered retarded shiat stains on the global stage.
 
2012-10-02 03:32:33 PM  

Super Chronic: gilgigamesh: ITT: A lot of people who can't recognize obvious sarcasm.

/not subs

Satanic_Hamster: Guys, might want to lay off subby. Pretty sure he was just being sarcastic towards all the trolls who always make this claim.

This and this. In fact it's so glaringly obvious that I'm really wondering about some of the commenters in here.

/also not subs


Are you guys new around here?

Fine, I'll be the one to drag this out...

i182.photobucket.com

/you're welcome
 
2012-10-02 03:38:24 PM  

mrshowrules: ScouserDuck: I read the transcript and there were a good 3 + paragraphs that talked about the video in a speech discussing the death of the ambassador. There was absolutely no reason for even bringing up the video but it had a prominent place right there in the middle of his speech when discussing the violence in Libya.

I other words you are walking back your BS statement because Obama never blamed the Ambassador's murder on the video.

Was nobody killed at the German embassy? Was the Egypt embassy not attacked. Were there in fact no violent protests in over 20 Muslim Nations?

When Conservatives are in charge of international politics again you can fill your boots. Until then the same people who elected Dubya should shut their pie holes when the adults are dealing with a complicated international issue. If Fox News had insight into diplomacy they probably wouldn't be considered retarded shiat stains on the global stage.


A) You're right. A bunch of protests happen on the exact same day but they were all separate incidents from the Libyan attack and the Libyan affair was the "one-off". (/sarcasm)
B) I didn't vote for "Dubya."

C) Anybody who uses the "R" word in conversation needs to get their world view rearranged before they start belligerently judging others views.
 
2012-10-02 03:51:20 PM  

ScouserDuck: mrshowrules: ScouserDuck: I read the transcript and there were a good 3 + paragraphs that talked about the video in a speech discussing the death of the ambassador. There was absolutely no reason for even bringing up the video but it had a prominent place right there in the middle of his speech when discussing the violence in Libya.

I other words you are walking back your BS statement because Obama never blamed the Ambassador's murder on the video.

Was nobody killed at the German embassy? Was the Egypt embassy not attacked. Were there in fact no violent protests in over 20 Muslim Nations?

When Conservatives are in charge of international politics again you can fill your boots. Until then the same people who elected Dubya should shut their pie holes when the adults are dealing with a complicated international issue. If Fox News had insight into diplomacy they probably wouldn't be considered retarded shiat stains on the global stage.

A) You're right. A bunch of protests happen on the exact same day but they were all separate incidents from the Libyan attack and the Libyan affair was the "one-off". (/sarcasm)
B) I didn't vote for "Dubya."

C) Anybody who uses the "R" word in conversation needs to get their world view rearranged before they start belligerently judging others views.


What is your point? Boil it down for me. Obama is _____ on foreign policy whereas Romney is _________ on foreign policy and therefore __________.
 
2012-10-02 04:03:30 PM  

mrshowrules: ScouserDuck: mrshowrules: ScouserDuck: I read the transcript and there were a good 3 + paragraphs that talked about the video in a speech discussing the death of the ambassador. There was absolutely no reason for even bringing up the video but it had a prominent place right there in the middle of his speech when discussing the violence in Libya.

I other words you are walking back your BS statement because Obama never blamed the Ambassador's murder on the video.

Was nobody killed at the German embassy? Was the Egypt embassy not attacked. Were there in fact no violent protests in over 20 Muslim Nations?

When Conservatives are in charge of international politics again you can fill your boots. Until then the same people who elected Dubya should shut their pie holes when the adults are dealing with a complicated international issue. If Fox News had insight into diplomacy they probably wouldn't be considered retarded shiat stains on the global stage.

A) You're right. A bunch of protests happen on the exact same day but they were all separate incidents from the Libyan attack and the Libyan affair was the "one-off". (/sarcasm)
B) I didn't vote for "Dubya."

C) Anybody who uses the "R" word in conversation needs to get their world view rearranged before they start belligerently judging others views.

What is your point? Boil it down for me. Obama is _____ on foreign policy whereas Romney is _________ on foreign policy and therefore __________.


You're misrepresenting what my original point was. I'm not vouching for Romeny. I'm pissed that I'm being blatantly lied to as I stated in my original post. I get it. Politicians lie. But for the White House to publicly come out and admit it was an organized attack and days later have the President publicly denounce the video for its part in the violence is ridiculous. That's the same as walking in on your partner farking another person while they tell you that they aren't cheating on you.

That pisses me off.
 
2012-10-02 04:12:55 PM  

ScouserDuck: You're misrepresenting what my original point was. I'm not vouching for Romeny. I'm pissed that I'm being blatantly lied to as I stated in my original post. I get it. Politicians lie. But for the White House to publicly come out and admit it was an organized attack and days later have the President publicly denounce the video for its part in the violence is ridiculous. That's the same as walking in on your partner farking another person while they tell you that they aren't cheating on you.

That pisses me off.


Your pissed off because you are confused. No one has lied to you. When the President speaks to the UN, he is not providing a State of the Union address. It is an exercise in diplomacy. You may disagree with his diplomatic strategy but don't take it personally.

The Obama handled the communication following the Libyan attack relatively poorly. No one was lying. There was no cover-up. There was confusion and an Administration trying to deal with something that threw them for a loop while dealing with an idiot like Romney during an election cycle.
 
2012-10-02 04:14:17 PM  

Kazrath: How is that statement different than other news sources? With the exception of I think it was NBC and the whole start of the Teabaggers with the anchor laughing his ass off on a live news broadcast.


Are we talking about a pundit or an actual news anchor?
 
2012-10-02 04:31:10 PM  
Wait, this just in...(touches earpiece)...he was critical of Obama? Over a serious issue?

So, you've never seen the show, subby?
 
2012-10-02 04:44:53 PM  

lilbjorn: Wait, this just in...(touches earpiece)...he was critical of Obama? Over a serious issue?

So, you've never seen the show, subby?


Actually, the "(touches earpiece)" bit is evidence that subby has seen quite a bit of the show.
 
2012-10-02 05:09:51 PM  

ScouserDuck: But for the White House to publicly come out and admit it was an organized attack and days later have the President publicly denounce the video for its part in the violence is ridiculous.


Why couldn't it be both? The attack was planned for 9/11 and then, by some HUGE coincidence, somebody started making sure that this video was making the rounds of the Arab world at the same time. It did contribute to a lot of the protests and riots that took place later, regardless of anything that might have been planned for 9/11.

Also, if someone deliberately tried to spread word of this laughable "movie" to cause us problems, would that qualify as "terrorism?" I still can't figure out why everybody goes into a froth over whether or not we use the word. Is it like when a place is declared a "disaster area" and then money begins falling from the sky? If we call it "terrorism" does that make Obama at fault, but if we don't, then he's not at fault? Seriously, I don't get it.
 
2012-10-02 06:16:01 PM  

mrshowrules: Your pissed off because you are confused. No one has lied to you. When the President speaks to the UN, he is not providing a State of the Union address. It is an exercise in diplomacy. You may disagree with his diplomatic strategy but don't take it personally.


Anytime he speaks he is speaking on our behalf. It doesn't have to be titled "State of the Union" for his speeches to be directed towards me as a citizen. He was addressing the world (including me) when he was putting the video on the forefront of the riots and violence. (true diplomacy happens behind closed doors) It was thrown right back in our face when THE VERY NEXT DAY....The president of Libya came out and said the video had nothing to do with it.
 
2012-10-03 08:42:47 AM  

give me doughnuts: He was on Fox recently, on Charlie Gibson's show. Charlie tried to "GOTCHA!" Stewart on a number of subjects and got repeatedly biatch-slapped (along with the rest of the MSM) for his trouble.


link?
 
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